Municipal Election 2014: Making Your Vote Count

Green Living Ottawa

Written by Denise Deby.

Creating a City for All campaign image http://www.makingvotescount.ca/#!how-to-get-involved/c5f1 Creating a City for All campaign image http://www.makingvotescount.ca/#!how-to-get-involved/c5f1

Now’s your chance to have an influence on the kind of city you want. Elections for mayor, city councillors and school trustees happen on Monday, October 27, 2014.

The City of Ottawa has election information on its website, including a list of candidates for each ward.

As well, several groups in Ottawa are asking candidates where they stand on key environmental and social issues, as a guide for voters (and to give attention to these issues).

Ecology Ottawa has been working to identify the environmental issues that are important to residents, and to raise these with candidates. Among the issues: sustainable transportation, healthy trees and waterways, action on climate change and stopping the Energy East pipeline.

Candidates’ positions on these issues can be found here.

350.org Ottawa has also compiled candidates’ answers to questions about…

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